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Thew Shovel Co. Lorain, OH


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5 minutes ago, gwalchmai said:

Those guys earned their dollar every day.

Those steel cables could be deadly if they snapped. A lot of energy stored in a tesioned cable.  I remember my dad telling me to stand the hell away when he was using a cable to pull big boulders out of the ground on the farm.  Dave..

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19 minutes ago, DrB said:

Those steel cables could be deadly if they snapped. A lot of energy stored in a tesioned cable.  I remember my dad telling me to stand the hell away when he was using a cable to pull big boulders out of the ground on the farm.  Dave..

My Minesweeper had a sweep cable break, it was unheard of at the time.  The cable came flying back into the fantail of the ship, having weaved back and forth a number of times.

The deck crew went flat on the deck and the cable laid a 3 inch deep swath into the wooden post for one of the winches.

One deck crew wound up with three scratches about 2 inches long on his cheek. That was from the broken end of the cable.

Their was a Navy investigation to determine why the cable broke.  Even the weave of the cable was classified.

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9 minutes ago, janice6 said:

My Minesweeper had a sweep cable break, it was unheard of at the time.  The cable came flying back into the fantail of the ship, having weaved back and forth a number of times.

The deck crew went flat on the deck and the cable laid a 3 inch deep swath into the wooden post for one of the winches.

One deck crew wound up with three scratches about 2 inches long on his cheek. That was from the broken end of the cable.

Their was a Navy investigation to determine why the cable broke.  Even the weave of the cable was classified.

A lot of potential energy stored in a stretched cable.  At the time I did not realize why my dad yelled at me so bad.  Was not until my Physics courses in college did I learn the danger..

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